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for: ‘July, 2013’



What Is Meant By The Acceptable Year Of The Lord?

Luke 4 is one of the most important passages of Scripture to describe the ministry of Jesus. This is the passage describing Jesus’ return to His hometown of Nazareth. It occurred on the heels of Jesus’ going to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan (Luke 4:1-13). As was His custom, Jesus joined the people […]

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Do We Have Hope For The Future?

I struggled with giving this post a title. I wanted to ask a question: “Can We Reach My Grandchildren?” or “Can We Reach My Friends?” I wanted to make it personal because this is our personal responsibility. How do we reach our generations for Christ? Especially, how do we reach the youngest generation so that […]

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A New Section For WaylonBailey.Com

Recently, I was asked to speak to a writer’s group. They want to know how I came to write a blog. The truth is I never considered being a writer. My writing is a natural consequence of what God called me to do. I study the Scripture and write about it. I preach and write […]

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God’s Goal: Your Transformation

When I think of First Baptist Covington, Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica comes to mind. Paul had a difficult experience in Philippi as he attempted to share the gospel, but the people at Thessalonica were much more receptive. In one of the earliest writings in the New Testament, Paul thanked them warmly for […]

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The Change Jesus Makes

“The cross of Christ is the most revolutionary thing to ever appear before men”–A.W. Tozer, The Root of the Righteous, 61. “That is the greatest thing one person can do for another”–Frank Pollard, describing how a Sunday School teacher introduced him to Jesus. “My life’s goal is to bring glory to Jesus. My life is […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14 (NIV)